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Making Memories -- One Day at a Time

Sunday, May 01, 2016      6 comments

My daughter and I made a fabulous memory yesterday to end April!!! We attended the 11th Annual Nihon Matsuri Japanese Festival -- tea ceremony, kimono fashion show, flower arrangement, Taikoza drums, plenty of karate and food!!! This is a free... Read more


Monday, April 25, 2016      4 comments

OMGosh ... I had a totally fantastic time with my daughter and one of her friends at the Reggae Rise-Up at The Depot in Salt Lake City Saturday night!!! The best $28 I have spent in a long, long time = 5 hours, 4 bands, front row --- J Boog hel... Read more


Monday, April 18, 2016      6 comments

As some of you may know, others not, my daughter was married for 6 years (they had dated seriously for 2 years prior to that) and her husband deployed September 2014 and found a new romance so he divorced her when he returned from deployment in ... Read more

A Moment for You

Monday, April 18, 2016      3 comments

Ran across this while de-cluttering in my craft room: There's a dream waiting to come true for you! We all want one: a change that ranges from a smaller number on the scale to a bigger number in the bank to less stress, more love, a fresh start ... Read more

March of Dimes March for the Babies

Sunday, April 17, 2016      7 comments

On May 7, I will be walking a 5K for the March of Dimes March for the Babies -- I am part of the committee where I work; however, I have taken on a personal challenge to raise money for this charity which helps fight premature births from becomi... Read more

Week 2 Results

Saturday, April 09, 2016      4 comments

Happy with my trip to the scale this week --- not sure how it happened totally altho' work has been stressful with the new training so my mind has not been on food. Planned ahead for the week and made Momma's Breakfast Burritos (in my shared re... Read more

1 Week In

Thursday, March 31, 2016      8 comments

Oh my gosh ... this week has been horrendous --- have missed most of my goals as I had no idea we would be in segment 2 training on the new job! I have been physically and mentally spent at the end of each and every day this week! It was all I... Read more


Saturday, March 26, 2016      4 comments

So, here we are: Day 1 of the 5% Spring Challenge and I am a new Leader for the Spirited Under Dawgs team. I am anxious and excited about this new role. I promise to do my very best to stay motivated, help encourage others, and fight the good... Read more

Gearing Up for the Spring 5% Challenge

Tuesday, March 22, 2016      1 comments

WOW oh WOW ... it's already almost the end of March --- finally started working on our taxes, thinking about a meal plan and prep schedule for the new challenge which begins on Monday, and trying to wrap my head around liking exercise. Ha... Read more

Last Week of Two Jobs

Sunday, February 14, 2016      4 comments

I am looking forward to getting this week under my belt -- it will be nice to get back to working only one job! I will also, next week, be able to get back to my Ladies Bible Study group on Tuesday mornings -- I have missed that fellowship sore... Read more

Been A While

Thursday, February 11, 2016      5 comments

since I posted. I started a new job on 11 January (while continuing my job at Home Depot) and it's been rough!!! I tried to quit in week 3 of the training but the trainers and team leader said to give it 2 more weeks ... well I am in the 5th w... Read more

Midway January

Saturday, January 16, 2016      7 comments

WOW how time flies!!! I made no resolutions but I did set some goals for myself to accomplish in 2016. One is to do at least one 5K each month this year -- better get hoppin' if I intend to meet this goal! We are still blanketed in the white ... Read more


Saturday, December 26, 2015      7 comments

Yesterday, my hubby, daughter and a friend, and I joined the Legacy Initiative in Christmas Outreach to the Homeless. It was snowing, cold, but human warmth shown round about. We distributed socks, gloves, hats, hoodies, scarves, hygiene kits,... Read more

A Different Kind of Christmas This Year

Monday, December 21, 2015      5 comments

My friend, Roxanne, passed at 2 am this morning with Tom at her bedside. My heart breaks for this family and Jackie's family (she passed on the 16th very suddenly). Having lost my mother to complications of diabetes in 1996 after a grueling ba... Read more


Sunday, December 20, 2015      6 comments

I have been on the emotional roller coaster of a lifetime for the past few weeks; however, during my Quiet Time yesterday, I found true clarity: circumstances can rob me of happiness, but nothing or no one can steal my JOY. That led me to sear... Read more

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